1997 Kia Sportage EX from North America
Good vehicle if still under warranty
My four wheel drive gave out two months after the original 5-year/50,000 mile warranty.
I recently received a recall notice about my seat belt latches.
My dashboard sensor to tell me that I'm running low on gas worked for about one week after purchase.
This Kia Sportage is the best four wheel drive vehicle I have ever driven in snow. Honestly, it is a tank. Unfortunately, the four wheel drive stopped working 2 months after the drive train warranty ended. I felt this most untimely inconvenience today shortly before being pulled out of snow by a Nissan Pathfinder, which I will mention has four wheel drive even after the warranty has expired.
Otherwise, this mini-SUV is a good vehicle for long and short trips. The gas mileage could be better, but I've had worse.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th February, 2003